Principal Coating Engineer
Company: James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences
Posted on: April 11, 2021
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Coating Engineer - II-VI Optical Systems Support current and future
generations of optical scientists and engineers. Principal Coating
Engineer - II-VI Optical Systems II-VI Aerospace & Defense designs,
manufactures, assembles and tests precision optical systems and
components. Our products have been deployed on military platforms
such as submarines, tanks, missiles, fighter jets and UAV's. II-VI
Aerospace & Defense has grown over the years from a provider of
specialty optical materials to a full service provider of optical
components and optical systems. Since its establishment in 1961,
II-VI Aerospace & Defense has maintained a commitment to customer
satisfaction and continuous improvement. Our commitment to customer
satisfaction is achieved by continuous training of our staff with
focus on quality, on-time delivery, and cost reduction. From the
initial customer inquiry to final delivery, meeting the customer's
requirements is our primary objective. Basic Function: Advanced
Technology Development: Exhibits an exceptional degree of
ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness to develop highly
advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and
concepts. Extends EEO knowledge base and technical capabilities in
the field of optical coating technology. Develops advanced coating
technology resulting in new product/business opportunities for the
company. Serves as technical consultant to management for long-term
business planning related to technology development. Plans R&D
projects, troubleshoots critical processes, and provides technical
expertise and guidance to the coating engineering department.
Represents EEO as the principle expert in the field of optical
coating technology. Coating Engineering: Leads technical teams and
coordinates engineering activities for design, development, and
implementation of new thin film coating products and manufacturing
processes. Responsibilities include all aspects of thin film
coating engineering including coating design, tooling design,
process development, qualification, and process documentation, and
support of coating operations including substrate cleaning,
deposition, inspection, and characterization. Serves as the Process
Owner for EEO thin film coating processes and equipment including
implementation of process controls, "hands-on" monitoring of
process parameters, data collection and analysis of process
variables, and support of preventative maintenance programs and
repairs for coating equipment. Supports program management and
operations personnel with technical guidance on assigned projects.
Ensures that design concepts comply with customer's specifications
and are manufacturable. Supports acceptance testing, qualification
testing, and troubleshooting efforts on assigned programs.
Participates in configuration control (CCD), change control (ECO,
NOR, RCN), and MRB activities to support assigned programs. Adheres
to program financial goals and provides financial estimates and
status updates to program management. Business Development:
Supports technical meetings with customers and writes technical
proposals for development of new business. Assists the estimation
group in evaluating technical requirements, identifying exceptions,
and preparing cost estimates for customer quotes. Personnel
Development: Provides guidance and training to coating engineers on
assigned projects. Provides feedback through coaching and
mentoring. Provides administrative and technical support to
engineering management. Position Requirements: Education: Minimum
MS degree, Ph.D. preferred, in engineering or related discipline,
preferably in physics, optics, electrical or mechanical
engineering. Work Experience: 20 years minimum thin film coating
engineering experience, preferably at an aerospace company.
- Strong verbal and written technical communication skills.
- Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet software,
including MS Word, Excel, Access, some CAD (Solidworks preferred),
to support requirements for technical reports and analytical
- Strong hands-on experience in multiple conventional thin film
deposition technologies (thermal and electron-beam evaporation,
sputtering, chemical vapor deposition) including tooling design.
Must possess a thorough understanding of the physics and practical
mechanics of these processes.
- Strong hands-on experience in pre-coat substrate cleaning
- Strong hands-on experience in characterization of coating
- Strong hands-on experience in coating design using a
conventional software package.
- Must be capable of reading blueprints.
- Experience in process design, development and project planning
- Ability to lead technical program presentations internally and
- Strong analytical, fault isolation and problem solving skills.
DOE and SOE experience strongly desired.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to details
- Experience in preparing and maintaining drawings, procedures,
process routers and Bills of Materials with full documentation and
- Broad coating engineering experience and process
- Strong technical leadership skills and intuitive ability to
develop advanced coating technology. "II-VI Aerospace & Defense is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and
gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran
Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
federal, state, or local law."
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